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Does intercourse promote egg laying ?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Raventor, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. Raventor

    Raventor Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 1, 2013
    South West England
    My Drake was having his wicked way with his lady friend today, just wondered if this might stimulate her to produce eggs.
    She's been having a little break from laying, I guess due to the colder weather, she was laying every day, sometimes twice a day, until mid November.
    Does anyone have any thought on this ?

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    Usually once mating begins egg laying isn't far behind.

    Welcome to BYC.
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    And then there's the other side of the spectrum - too much mating activity can slow or stop laying…. sigh.

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